Spring 2020 Camps

Looking for things to do during the spring semester? The EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum has just what you need for the entire semester! Regularly held camps range in age from preschool through 5th grade, and cover a wide variety of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics. We also have Environmental Institute adventure camps and day trips available this spring for ages 4th-10th graders. Check out the Environmental Institute page for more info.

Grade Range

Little Learners Session 1: Science Careers

Let your 3-5 year old child observe, explore, build, and discover through hands-on activities in this fun, STEAM based program! These "scientists in training" will spend their Tuesday mornings with EUREKA! staff for an unforgettable science time! This session will focus on all different types of science careers, including biologists, doctors, paleontologists, and more!

NOTE: Classes will be held at EUREKA! and outdoors when the weather cooperates. Drop off and pick up will occur at the EUREKA! main hall each day. All campers must be fully potty trained to attend Pre-K programs. Please send your child with a water bottle and a snack each day.

Dates: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3
Times: Tuesdays, 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: EUREKA!
Members: $125
Non-Members: $155


Little Learners Session 2: Story Time Science

Let your 3-5 year old child observe, explore, build, and discover through hands-on activities in this fun, STEAM based program! These "scientists in training" will spend their Tuesday mornings with EUREKA! staff for an unforgettable science time! This session will be a fun time for all as fairy tales and magical journeys, and fun science puzzles are behind every corner!

NOTE: Classes will be held at EUREKA! and outdoors when the weather cooperates. Drop off and pick up will occur at the EUREKA! main hall each day. All campers must be fully potty trained to attend Pre-K programs. Please send your child with a water bottle and a snack each day.

Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12
Times: Tuesdays, 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: EUREKA!
Members: $125
Non-Members: $155


Science Sprouts: Session 1

Children are natural scientists. They learn about the world through play and repeated experiments. Join us as we learn and play together and investigate STEAM concepts. We will encourage curiosity and creative problem-solving in both kids and caregivers! These stay, play, and learn events designed for children and their caregivers. All classes for this session of Science Sprouts will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum. Younger siblings welcome

Dates: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2
Times: Monday, 10 AM -11 AM
Location: EUREKA!
Members: $30
Non-Members: $40


Science Sprouts on the Trail

Children are natural scientists. They learn about the world through play and repeated experiments. Join us as we learn and play together and investigate STEAM concepts. We will encourage curiosity and creative problem-solving in both kids and caregivers! These stay, play, and learn events designed for children and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a new trail. Younger siblings welcome.

Dates: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15
Times: Friday, 10 AM - 11 AM
Location: Traveling
Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

Friday STEAM

Does your child have Fridays off of school? Enroll them in our Friday STEAM Camps! The camps will have a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus each week. As an added bonus, students will have time to work on homework and receive tutoring help from staff! Save up to 10% by enrolling your child for ALL Friday STEAM Camps this spring!

Spring Friday STEAM Camp dates are Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15


No School Day Camps (Spring Semester)

Does your child have the day off of school? Enroll them in our No School Day Camps! The camps will have a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) theme each non-contact day. Save up to 10% by enrolling your child for ALL No School Day Camps this spring.

Daily schedule:

  • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
  • 1:00PM-4:30PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up

March 12-13: Animal Planet

Location: EUREKA!
Members: $60
Non-Member: $72

Calling all young zoologists! From barnyard animals to household pets, there are a lot of animals to explore! Join the EUREKA! staff as we dive into the Animal Planet to discover the world of zoology - how animals adapt to their environment and about the scientists who study and care for them. Students will even get the chance to learn about some of the animals we have right here at EUREKA!

March 16-20: The Body Inside

Location: EUREKA!
Members: $155
Non-Member: $185

What exactly is a heartbeat? What propels our bodies when we jump? Are there really butterflies in your stomach when you get nervous? Exercise your brain and body at EUREKA! In this camp you will learn the anatomy of your own body and find out the mechanisms behind motions you perform.

May 21-22: Junkyard Art

Location: EUREKA!
Members: $60
Non-Member: $72

Have you ever looked at a toilet paper tube, pipe cleaners, and an old newspaper and thought, I can make some cool art with this! If so this camp is for you! You will summon your inner engineer and artist, spending the camp designing and decorating cool art. In this camp one man’s trash will be re-purposed into your own treasure!

Friday STEAM

Does your child have Fridays off of school? Enroll them in our Friday STEAM Camps! The camps will have a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus each week. As an added bonus, students will have time to work on homework and receive tutoring help from staff! Save up to 10% by enrolling your child for ALL Friday STEAM Camps this spring!

Spring Friday STEAM Camp dates are Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15


No School Day Camps (Spring Semester)

Does your child have the day off of school? Enroll them in our No School Day Camps! The camps will have a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) theme each non-contact day. Save up to 10% by enrolling your child for ALL No School Day Camps this spring.

Daily schedule:

  • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
  • 1:00PM-4:30PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up

March 12-13: Detective Training

Location: EUREKA!
Member: $60
Non-Member: $72

Have you ever wondered what happens in forensic labs during an investigation? Campers will become crime scene investigators who search for clues, make observations, crack codes, collect scientific evidence, and solve a crime! Through hands-on lab tests, students will learn how investigators match crime scene DNA to suspects, take fingerprints, and much more. Put the pieces of the puzzle together and it all adds up to a fun learning experience!

March 16-20: Cardboard Arcade

Location: EUREKA!
Member: $155
Non-Member: $185

Have you ever looked at a pinball machine and thought: I could make that! Well after this camp you can! Learn about the science of these games from simple machines to circuits. At the end put all of your building skills to the test and build your own cardboard arcade game. Think you have what it takes to get the high score?

May 21-22: Operation Human Body

Location: EUREKA!
Member: $60
Non-Member: $72

What exactly is a heartbeat? What propels our bodies when we jump? Are there really butterflies in your stomach when you get nervous? Exercise your brain and body at EUREKA! In this camp you will learn the anatomy of your own body and find out the mechanisms behind motions you perform.

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